By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Kaduna state Government has been advised to invest more in alternative sources of energy to mitigate the effect of hike in price of cooking gas and kerosene owing to scarcity brought by the ban on cutting of trees for firewood and charcoal.
A communique after a one-day meeting between Civil Society Oorganization (CSOs) and Media organized by Extinction Rebellion with support from Bridge that Gap Initiative on Nature and biodiversity held in Kaduna on the 29th October, 2021, has stated.
The communique signed by Gloria kasang Bulus
Bridge of Gap Initiative/ Extinction Rebellion, Shindong Bala of Kaduna journalists and
Rodiyat Shittu, also Kaduna female journalists respectively stated that “The main objective of the meeting is to bring together Media and CSOs to discuss on loss of Plant and Animal species as a result of climate change.
“This is preparatory to Conference of Parties(COP 26) in Glasgow, Scotland which is calling on World leaders to increase Climate Finance to address loss of the rich biodiversity of Africa.
The Forum also resolves that
*Stakeholders should actively engage media in sensitizing citizens on climate change issues.
“Government at all levels should be sensitive in the plight of the citizens when developing laws and policies on climate issues, Media should sustain its role in sensitization on Climate issues.
“Healthy collaboration between the CSOs and Media on environmental actions should continue. Governmnet should support recycling companies in their drive to convert waste to wealth”, it stated adding that “Government should invest in alternative source of Energy.